Portrait of Grace

Posted: October 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Portrait found here

mindlovesmisery Photo Challenge #136 posted byYves

 

Tell me eyes what have you seen
That still look outward with hope?
I see a grace etched on your face
Absorbed by every withering blow.
I see your beauty still survives and
With age and trial been refined.
What are your dearest memories?
A love that traced the curve of cheek?
A daughter suckled at your breast?
A son who grew to be a man?
Diverse battles fought and won
and lost made of determined stands?
I see strength in corded neck,
determination in set of lips,
vanity and maturity in gauged lobes,
and know, you are a woman to be
admired, respected and reckoned with.

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Comments
  1. You’ve really captured something powerful and genuine with your words Debi! Wonderful =)

    Like

  2. kim881 says:

    I like the way you’ve firstly focused on the eyes, Debi – the windows to the soul, and studied each part of the image. I love the lines:
    ‘I see a grace etched on your face
    Absorbed by every withering blow’
    and
    ‘I see strength in corded neck,
    determination in set of lips’
    and the way you ask questions of the image.
    you don’t even need those last two lines, as they are already there in the poem.

    Like

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